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"All universal moral principles are idle fancies."
Marquis de Sade
"Some folk want their luck buttered."
"We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks. The time has come to harpoon a whale."
"Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals 'love' them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more."
Edwin Way Teale
US writer, naturalist
"We won't make a sequel, but we may well make a second episode."
, on "Batman"
"Our generation is the first to have grown up with TV. I'm one of the first kids that they watched grow up on television."
US actor (Leave it to Beaver)
"There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and those who hate them."
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
US educator, writer, musician
"Please, O ye Lord, keep Jim Bakker behind bars."
US comic actor
"I'm not in the entertainment field, I'm in the confrontation field."
US singer, performance artist
Press agent: "How do I get our leading lady's name in your newspaper?"
George S. Kaufman: "Shoot her."
"I'm a McDonald's girl; several times a week. Usually the two-cheeseburger combo meal. And I'm a nail-biter. If I didn't have fake nails, my fingers would be bloody stumps."
, was engaged to Bob Goldthwait
"The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth."
"I'm now at the age where I've got to prove that I'm just as good as I never was."
"Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for."
Israeli-US cognitive psychologist
"Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly."
"Don't let your mouth write a check that your tail can't cash."
US singer, songwriter